Domestic Heat Pumps

What is a heat pump? That's easy to explain.

Heat pumps convert energy stored in the air, water or beneath the ground into heating energy. They can also be combined with a domestic hot water system, to give you a constant supply of hot water. The energy we use, taken from the air, water and earth, will always be available to us, giving us a limitless energy supply. Ridd’s Aqua Centre has a range of high efficiency heat pumps to heat your home and your water and provide cooling that’s suitable for all homes and buildings. New or renovated, indoors or outdoors.
Operating principles
A heat pump system converts environmental energy into heat for your home. First, the heat in the ground or outdoor air is transferred to a refrigerant via a heat exchanger (evaporator). With help from a compressor, the refrigerant boosts this energy to a higher temperature level, making it suitable, via another heat exchanger (condenser), for heating your home or your domestic hot water system.
 
Depending on the energy source, with one-part electrical energy, you can convert up to five parts environmental energy into heating energy. The temperature of the environmental energy, if it’s sitting between -20 °C to +35 °C, is brought to a temperature level ideal for heating your hot water system. During this process, the water is "pumped" from the low temperature level to the right level.
 
Did you know the use of renewables is set to overtake fossil fuels? With the right energy management, you can efficiently generate and store energy for your home. By using our tailored service, we can help you get the maximum benefit from your heat pump after having it installed by a qualified contractor..
 
How does a heat pump heating system work? It draws energy contained in the ground, air or water and transfers it to the heating system in your home.